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shallows

[′shal·ōz]
(hydrology)
A shallow place or area in a body of water, or an expanse of shallow water.
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I found the water was sufficiently shallow for me to wade securely, although the red weed impeded my feet a little; but the flood evidently got deeper towards the river, and I turned back to Mortlake.
But a low and smooth shore proves him shallow on that side.
Sometimes, also, when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, I saw a double shadow of myself, one standing on the head of the other, one on the ice, the other on the trees or hillside.
It expanded into a wide but extremely shallow stream, with many sand-bars, and occasionally various channels.
The river continued a winding course to the east-north-east, nearly a mile in width, but too shallow to float even an empty canoe.
Consequently formations rich in fossils and sufficiently thick and extensive to resist subsequent degradation, may have been formed over wide spaces during periods of subsidence, but only where the supply of sediment was sufficient to keep the sea shallow and to embed and preserve the remains before they had time to decay.
When such beds as were deposited in shallow water near the mouth of the Mississippi during some part of the glacial period shall have been upraised, organic remains will probably first appear and disappear at different levels, owing to the migration of species and to geographical changes.
Chase they will, but since the water is clearer in the shallows, smallies use their excellent vision to select which offerings are real, which artificial.
Of course, the Main Ship Channel and Northwest Channel are excellent avenues toward deeper water and some excellent reef fishing (when it's in season), but it's the shallows found near the channels and between the islands here that can really make the day for almost any inshore angler.
Geological Survey in Denver that described another deep-dwelling fish, the razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), that swims to the shallows to breed.
There's no scientific consensus on why shark attacks might be up in a given year, but Florida charter boat fisherman Mark "the Shark" Quartiano says, "I personally feel that the sharks are not finding any food out in the deep anymore [because of overfishing] and [are] coming into the shallows.
A startlingly white snowy egret stepped gingerly through the shallows of the sand spit.